Community members gathered at the Mosaic Life Care Cancer Center for the second annual All Ribbon Cancer Run/Walk 5K early Saturday morning. The 5K celebrated cancer survivors and raised money to help families with medical costs related to cancer treatment.
Teresa Urwiller, a nurse who works in the chemotherapy infusion room at the Cancer Care Center, said her favorite part of the race is recognizing cancer survivors.
“I think we don’t realize how cancer really affects people. You hear so much about people having cancer, but I’m really immersed in it with what I do every day, and so that makes me kind of emotional. I’m very proud of these people and what they do. They’re so brave,” Urwiller said.
The nurse ran the race with her daughter, Mya Urwiller. The two were running for Mya’s teacher who is a cancer survivor.
“We’re here because of Mya’s favorite teacher that she’s had at St. Joseph Christian,” Urwiller said. “We ran for her today.”
The last lap of the race was called a “Survivors’ Lap.”
“I always enjoy the Survivors’ Lap. I think the best thing that we can do is support those who have survived and those who are going through it,” Urwiller said.
To learn more about the the Mosaic Life Care Cancer Care Center you can visit their website online at mymosaiclifecare.org.